Kids Friendly

Kids Friendly is the national children’s ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Our aim is to equip and resource churches as they work to serve the children and families in their churches and communities.

A Kids Friendly church is a place where…

  • Children are welcomed, celebrated and nurtured.

  • Children belong and participate in the life and worship of the faith community.

  • Children can explore, learn and experience the love of Christ.

  • Children are valued for the immense love and life they bring to the whole church family.

  • People of all ages can learn from, respect and appreciate one another.

To achieve this, there is often a need for a shift in our thinking on how we “do” church, and how we value children in our church.  Kids Friendly is a “practise”.

The Kids Friendly team offers churches advice, training, coaching and best practice resources to help them minister effectively to children and families.

PYM - Presbyterian Youth Ministry

Training: Our flagship training event is Connect, the national youth leader’s conference which is run in July each year. We are also available to provide training workshops in your region or church.

Resourcing: We develop resources for youth ministry, and share them through our website, along with thousands of other resources we recommend.

Advocacy: We represent the issues and needs of young people in the Presbyterian Church at a local, regional and national level. We are also available to act as an advocate for youth leaders and can provide advice.

Meeting Up: We help youth leaders meet other youth leaders in their region and around the country, to support each other and figure out ways to work together.

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